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People of the Lower East Side

Hasidim, Chinese, Spanish
Many residents of the area 
    fall into these categories
The streets are alive with memories
of pushcarts, peddlers, politics 
The people of the Lower East Side today 
revel in their history 
   You can get a great bialy, great egrolls, or
"arroz con pollo" in the area
Men sit out on benches playing dominoes 
Children run happily under fountains
Scholars study in the House of Sages
When darkness covers the area,
lovers kiss under the streetlamps
As I head to my home on the Lower East Side
I feel touched by the magic 
that has made this area famous

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  1. Date: 10/14/2012 10:35:00 AM
    Matthew; The Lower East Side. Nothing wrong with that. I don't know what a bialy is, but I know Aros con pollo. I make it myself and really good. Thanks for sharing this with us. Lucy

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 2:43:00 PM
    Hi Matthew - A lively energetic poem that is interesting and easy to read! Thank you about educating me about senryu vs. haiku. - Gail

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 12:09:00 PM
    a melting pot of charm, life styles and racial delight... fantastic read, so eclectic,matthew.. i likey!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 11:16:00 AM
    beautiful observation of night and day surroundings

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 9:37:00 AM
    Reads like a colorful and lively place to live..I have never lived in a large city so I can only see on TV and read what people have to say about it..Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for stopping by...Your presence was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 8:31:00 AM
    ‡ Sweet, I Used To Be A People Watcher When I Was A Child, Although, I Am Still A Child In The Truth & Sense Of It All, Dear Sweet Mathew * I Love The Pleasant & Endearing Image Thus Brushed Quite Nicely My Friend ... I Was Just Pondering Myself As Amid This World Today That, If I Were To Be Anywhere Within Its Creations & Beholding Its Offerings & Splendours - Shortly While Doing So I Would Realize That It & All Here, Could Only Fill This My Spirits Cup So Much; Longing, To Be In The Highest Heaven With My 'True Love.' *.* Thanks For The Visit & NY Sounds Swell, Luv, Rachel ‡

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 3:16:00 PM
    Hi Mathew lovely write about your home town, feel the same about my village home, all the best Owen